▷ Employment in nursing care in Lower Saxony is growing faster than the overall economy …

12.01.2022 – 12:02

bpa – Federal Association of Private Providers of Social Services eV

Hanover (ots)

In the care sector in Lower Saxony, employment grew significantly faster in the past year than in the economy as a whole. The Federal Association of Private Providers of Social Services eV (bpa) draws attention to this.

Current figures from the Federal Employment Agency show growth of 2.9 percent in the area of ​​”homes and social services”, which primarily includes care facilities, for the period from September 2020 to September 2021, while the employment figures in the economy as a whole only increased by 1 .8 percent increased. This means an increase of 7,500 jobs to a total of 267,000 employees subject to social insurance contributions in this area.

“That is not enough, this success must be consolidated and accelerated further,” says the Lower Saxony bpa state chairman Ricarda Hasch. “The number of people in need of care is growing much faster and, in addition, many carers who are going into retirement will have to be replaced over the next few years.”

Hasch sees the state of Lower Saxony as having a specific duty: “In addition to training, retraining and making it easier for skilled nurses to return to work, the efforts to recruit from abroad, and in particular the bureaucratic processes, must be significantly streamlined and the recognition of international workers considerably accelerated to meet the growing demand. “

Even with the implementation of the Health Care and Care Improvement Act, according to which working conditions in the care sector should be improved as quickly as possible through the use of additional qualified nursing assistants, Lower Saxony had to leave its time-consuming separate path. “While a two-year training as a nursing assistant is required here, nursing assistants can be recognized much faster in other federal states. That slows down development in Lower Saxony and hinders the development of nursing staff,” criticizes Hasch.

The Federal Association of Private Providers of Social Services eV (bpa), with more than 12,000 active member institutions (including over 1,500 in Lower Saxony), is the largest advocacy group for private providers of social services in Germany. Private facilities for outpatient and (partially) inpatient care, assistance for the handicapped and child and youth welfare are systemically relevant part of the general interest. As a good example of public-private partnership, the members of the bpa are responsible for around 365,000 jobs and around 27,000 training positions (see www.youngpropflege.de or www.facebook.com/Youngpropflege). Investments in social infrastructure are around 29 billion euros.

Press contact:

For questions: Carsten Adenäuer, Head of the bpa regional office, Tel .: 0511/12 35 13 40 or 0162/132 16 78, www.bpa.de

Original content from: bpa – Federal Association of Private Providers of Social Services eV, transmitted by news aktuell


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